Samuel J. May to Frederick Douglass, December 9, 1847
SAMUEL J. MAY TO FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Syracuse, [N.Y.] 9 Dec[ember] 1847.
I hasten to congratulate you on the rising of the “North Star” in the horizon of Rochester. I have read it all with entire satisfaction—much of it
with delight. It is a number one, in the best, as well as in the first sense.1Published in Rochester, New York, the first issue of the North Star appeared on 3 December 1847. I hope you will write another letter to Henry Clay,2Douglass published his lengthy letter to Henry Clay in the first issue of the North Star. That letter appears in this volume. NS, 3 December 1847. and expose his folly on the subject of colonization. He ought to be put to shame for clinging to that humbug. It is a delusion, however, not yet dispelled from the minds of thousands; and Mr. Clay’s commendation of it furnishes you with a fair occasion to kill that dead body once more.
SAMUEL J. MAY.
PLSr: NS, 7 January 1848.